Re: grammar questions (was the whole VP thread)

Subject: Re: grammar questions (was the whole VP thread)
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 13:04:57 -0400

"Swallow, William" wrote:
> I've been a member of this list (off and on) for a while, and have seen many
> grammar-related threads. It seems that all of them veer off-topic or become
> extremely opinionated and mundane very quickly. Some people actually RTFRB
> (read the "fascinating" reference books) and post the correct answers, and
> others debate those established and well-documented conventions with
> subjective gusto. Wouldn't it be easier on the list as a whole to just avoid
> stupid grammar questions completely? I mean, if you're too cheap to buy a
> CMS, MSMoS, or a dictionary, there are plenty of free references on the web
> (like, for example).

And if you want to discuss grammar questions, there is a more appropriate
place, the alt.usage.english newsgroup. Of course you should read its FAQ
first and avoid resurrecting questions which have already been discussed to
death. The FAQ URL is an archived post of mine in the recent 'singular they'
thread on this list.


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